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Michael Reiß

Dipl.-Ing. Architect, Director

Michael Reiß earned the titles of graduate engineer and architect in 1991, following the completion of his architectural studies at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and at the TU Braunschweig (University of Technology), as well as previously qualified as an architectural draftsman. He has been with ingenhoven architects since 1991. From 1999 he worked as a project director and, as of 2008, has held the position of a director at our office.

As a director, Michael Reiß is responsible for dealing with international tenders and competitions across Europe. The most important achievements include the master plan for the new construction of the University College Dublin, the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the new town hall of Freiburg and the Strandkai residential tower in HafenCity Hamburg. Integrating our supergreen strategies in the early design phases is one of his priorities.

Moreover, he has focussed on projects for listed buildings that are official UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as a new commercial building located in the medieval market square of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck, the Rhine bridge crossing the Loreley, and the Dom Hotel, a listed building located in direct proximity to Cologne Cathedral. He was also responsible for temporary structures such as the realisation of AUDI exhibition stands for international motor shows, as well as some exhibition projects for museums (Comme des Garçons Pop Up Store and 1 Unit Containers for NRW Forum, in Dusseldorf).

He has extensive experience in the field of architectural communications and has been involved in editing and providing content for publications, lectures and exhibitions about our office.